Happily Ever After

August 23, 2016
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Sometimes knowing how the story ends helps you deal with the chapters that are uncomfortable, unwanted, and unpredictable. Today marks two years from the crash.  The crash that left a mark on who we are, how we think, how we behave, who we surround ourselves with and most importantly how we will move forward. Today, […]

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Moving Forward with Peace and Hope

May 11, 2016
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Many of you have been following the blog long enough that you know that in August 2014 we lost our son, Hank. Since that time, I’ve occasionally blogged on topics like contentment and gratefulness that have been on my heart and the forefront of my mind as my family and I work and learn through our […]

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Four Gets to Not Forget in Adversity

January 24, 2016
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You get what you get, right? We are all ordained, but sometimes it’s confusing to know when and if we are on the right track. No matter where we find ourselves in life, we are there for a reason, and I’m hopeful the reason is worth it. We may not know why today, but I believe […]

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10 Things To Do Instead of Complain

March 31, 2015
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I’ve said before that choosing gratefulness is our organization’s unofficial official theme for 2015. It’s a mindset that my family and I have been intentional about choosing in the aftermath of our loss. But, we shouldn’t wait for a life-altering event to occur before we focus on being grateful. Gratefulness probably won’t appear on any […]

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Fighting the Process

March 15, 2015
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Do you fight the process that you are going through because it’s painful? I had a good example of this happen to me last week. I had a massage. It didn’t take but about three minutes for me to realize that this wasn’t going to be one of those “relax and go to sleep” massages. No, […]

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It’s All in How You Recover

February 2, 2015
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Great recovery Jeri! Those were the judge’s words written on my daughter’s speech evaluation from her FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) competition last week. Jeri knew she messed up part of her speech, but nothing delighted me more than hearing from the judge that she recovered well! Jeri is already learning that how we […]

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Finding the Light in the Darkness

November 23, 2014
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Do you have an event or accomplishment that has marked you? Marks define us. Marks of accomplishments, development, tragedy and adversity. Today’s guest post is written by my daughter, Jeri Sasser. She is a senior in high school and wrote the following essay in response to a question asked as part of her college admission […]

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The Story Behind the Story

November 9, 2014
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A couple weeks ago I was interviewed by Working Motherhood, and our interview went live this past week. I have to admit I was nervous as I prepared for this conversation. I was going to open up and discuss being a mother and business woman, a topic that I’ve always loved to talk about and […]

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Where’s Your Sign?

November 2, 2014
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We have signs all around us. Many signs tell us what to do, where to go, or what to be aware of. Most signs are designed to help us. While running the other day I started to make note of all the man-made signs along the trail. I wanted to challenge myself by making a leadership […]

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Finding Contentment

October 6, 2014
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How do we secure contentment? Is being content a goal? Is it a destination, or is it our journey? Don’t we all want to be content? Is contentment a reaction to good things happening in our lives, and if so, can we be discontent when bad things happen? As a woman of faith I know […]

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